Welcome webinars

Welcome webinars introduce you to the Climate Action movement and provide you with tools and resources to support and develop your local campaign.

Next up: 11 May (19:30 - 20:45), 9 June (17:30 - 18:45)

Campaigning skills webinars

1. Ways of working together for effective campaigning

Join us to learn some practical tips and strategies for getting the most out of your group. We will discuss what skills and roles are needed and how to evenly distribute tasks between members. This call is aimed at new and emerging local and Climate Action Group coordinators.

Next up: 12 May (19:30 - 21:00)

2. Defending the right to peaceful protest

The government has introduced a new policing bill that threatens to severely restrict peaceful protest and effectively criminalise the way of life of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. In this workshop, we’ll explore the history of protest, the practical implications of this draconian legislation, and how you can help to defeat it.

We’ll be joined by Friends of the Earth campaigner Danny Gross; Friends of the Earth lawyer Katie de Kauwe; and Shahida Begum, a protest law barrister at Garden Court Chambers who will join us for a Q&A session. This session is for Local Groups and Climate Action Groups.

Next up: 13 May (17:30 - 18:45)

3. Racial justice is climate justice

Join us to hear from inspiring speakers who have been working towards climate justice for many years and learn from their experience. We will explore the ways in which constructions of race and white supremacy have led to climate breakdown, and how making our campaigns more anti-racist can have an even greater impact on tackling climate change and for racial and climate justice.

Next up: 17 May (18:30 - 20:30)

4. How to get your council to adopt a Climate Action Plan

This is a three-part course over three weeks for groups campaigning for Climate Action Plans from their council. Join us to discuss how to develop a winning strategy and learn how to build power in your community. Spaces for this course are limited so book early and please ensure you can attend all three sessions before registering. You only need register for the first session.

Next up: 18 and 25 May, and 1 June (17:30 - 18:45)

5. Getting councils in Northern Ireland to net zero

This session will introduce you to the Climate Action Plan for Northern Ireland councils: a document which sets out how councils can help cut carbon emissions at the rapid pace needed and build a greener and fairer society for everyone. Join us to find out how your local council works and how you can use the Climate Action Plan to influence your council to take climate action.

Next up: 19 May (19:00 - 20:30)

6. Planning for the Glasgow Climate Talks

Join us as we dig into the opportunities around the Glasgow Climate Talks, known as COP26, happening this November. We'll look at what happens at the talks (both inside and outside the negotiations), what plans are in the pipeline across the movement, and at opportunities for our network. This will be a chance to collectively plan how we come together to take action, join mobilisations, build international connections and push for bolder climate action from world leaders. This is a two-part session, you'll get the most out of it if you're able to come to both. You only need register for the first session.

Next up: 20 May (17:30 - 18:45) and 3 June (18:30 - 19:45)

7. Active Hope

This workshop is an introduction to Active Hope - a resilience and well-being practice designed to help us find and offer our best response to the crises unfolding in our world. It shares tools that help us face the mess we’re in, as well as find and play our role in the collective transition to a life-sustaining society. Join us to discover more about these tools and how you can put them into practice in your campaigning.

Next up: 24 May (18:30 - 21:00)

8. Changing minds and winning commitment: Persuasive conversations

Growing the size and diversity of the movement is a key route to building more power for climate justice in your area. But how can you best engage with people who are uncertain or on the fence? And how can you win a commitment to activism from someone new and different? This session will look at how we change minds and win commitment through 'the organisers secret weapon' - the persuasive conversation.

Next up: 27 May (19:30 - 21:00)

9. Getting to know our network

There are nearly 350 local and Climate Action groups across the UK fighting for environmental justice. Join this session to get an update on the successes and insights of fellow groups, and to better understand the network we’re all part of. There will also be some space for you to share your successes and make connections with other groups. This session is for both local and Climate Action groups and will cover network activity from the last three months.

Next up: 2 June (19:00 - 20:00)

10. Mapping power and influence in your community

To succeed in creating a green and fair recovery, and a safe climate, we need everyone. Often our movement doesn't reach out to everyone, but right now the majority of people say climate is a major concern. Join this training to learn how to map out and engage with the different demographics and influencers in your community. This training is for local groups and Climate Action groups.

Next up: 8 June (19:00 - 20:30)

11. Using social media to campaign

Register your interest in our new social media training course. This course is aimed at groups who want to grow their social media presence and explore how to measure their impact. We'll look at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and delve into best practice for posting content, paid promotion and analytics. This training is for Climate Action groups and local groups.

Lunchtime talks

Join us for a series of talks from external speakers. From climate change and nature to diversity and different campaigning approaches, these talks bring staff and activists together to chew over new challenges and opportunities.

1. Black Girls Hike talk

Join Rhiane Fatinikun, founder of Black Girls Hike, to learn about their award-winning work to reconnect black women with the great outdoors.

Next up: 11 May (13:00 - 14:00)

2. Decrim Now talk

Sex worker and activist Lydia Caradonna discusses the interactions of sex work, trafficking, climate change, borders and global legislation.

Next up: 10 June (13:00 - 14:00)